Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Eindhoven, Woerden, Maasdam, Limmen, Drachten and Rotterdam
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

174 - 246 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
72 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Dairy co-operative group FrieslandCampina is to cut 174 jobs in the next two years. As announced, by mid-2015 the company is to close its plant in Eindhoven (142 jobs) and transfer its activities to the Rotterdam and Maasdam sites. Additionally, the fresh dairy distribution activities will be transferred from Woerden (58 jobs) to Maasdam.

Moreover, the plan envisages 33 job cuts in Maasdam, 8 ones at Limmen and Drachten, and 5 ones in Rotterdam.

According to the sources, the group aims to increase its efficiency and cut costs.

The group announced its intention to help the employees affected, by providing support for finding a new job either inside or outside the group.

As reported, the company also plans to create 72 jobs at a newly established distribution facility in Maasdam.

Earlier restructuring measures took place in 2010.

FrieslandCampina is a merger between Campina and Friesland Foods.


  • 2 November 2013: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 31 October 2013: FrieslandCampina (Press release)


Eurofound (2013), FrieslandCampina, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 76146, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76146.